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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (46 reviews)
“crab cakes” (23 reviews)
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was the Best food I have had and a great atmosphere!! My waitress was super nice too! I diffently would come back again.

Thank Kara H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love to travel. I love grouper. Whenever I can report on a restaurant that not only serves grouper, but serves it 4 different ways, I am thrilled. We arrived at the restaurant around 7pm. We were told the wait was about 20 minutes, no...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch with friends and enjoyed our experience. Good food that was fresh and tasty. Friendly and fast service with a pleasant atmosphere. Though not sitting by the windows overlooking the water, we still had a nice view from our table on an...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here!! Great dinner.! Waitress happy to tell us what was good on the menu!! She was spot on. Had a nice Pinot and lots of really good sea food!! Happy to recommend.

Thank RepBannister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch here a number of times. Each time I have been able to get a seat by the window and thus a good view of the river. The service has always been good and the food too. Favorites of those who have...More

Thank Meri-kathryn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch while on the harbor walk. We had burgers and the chicken salad. Both very good. The service was good and the food was fast.

Thank MrsSRockHill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a return trip to Myrtle Beach from Charleston, we decided to check out Georgetown, SC. Very cool little town! Rich history and quaint historic water district. We hit River Room for dinner and we were not disappointed. Ugh......so good. Atmosphere was nice, and it...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal and friendly service on a beautifully warm and sunny evening. A couple well-made gin and tonics preceded the seared tuna appetizer and two good entrees. We enjoyed both the blackened grouper and crab cakes very much. We ate outside...More

1  Thank metacom3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner while visiting town. We both had appetizers for dinner, both excellent. Portions were huge, food was outstanding. Lovely setting, good service. What more could you ask for?

Thank michaelcY9549PP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The River Too is a big part of our Harbor walk. The food is great and you always see alot of family and friends there. It's a busy place so get there by 11:00 a.m. to get a great seat!

Thank Chrissy M
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Kari B
What are your gluten free options? I generally get the Joe's chicken, but menu says it is "floured and pan-fried." Is there a gluten free substitution that can be done?
27 April 2017|
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Response from RiverRoomGeorgetown | Property representative |
We have gluten free options for both lunch and dinner. Dinner options include grilled grouper with tomato basil butter, grilled salmon with ginger soy lime sauce (we use a gluten free Tamari rather than regular soy sauce... More
Patti D
May I see a lunch menu please?
18 July 2016|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website and check out the menu section.
Robert F
What type of fish is on the big fish sandwich.
20 February 2016|
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Response from SharonG123 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in November, my husband had the fish sandwich and he asked the waitress what kind of fish they used and she told him it was flounder. He said it was delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-527-4110
  • E-mail
The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.
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